Anthony Hopkins

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  • Marvel's Cine-CHAT-ic Universe: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker, Ali Gray, Becky Suter, Luke Whiston, Ed Williamson | 11th February 2019

    You wouldn't think we could be less efficient in meeting our goals re: this recurring feature, but we managed it - please enjoy this torturous discussion on Thor: The Dark World, a chat which was called "uninspired" by one of its own members while he was still discussing it.

  • Marvel's Cine-CHAT-ic Universe: Thor (2011)

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker, Ali Gray, Becky Suter, Ed Williamson | 3rd September 2018

    Marvel's Cine-CHAT-ic Universe is back! After last covering Iron Man 2 back in... holy shit, November? It's been nearly a year? Ok, it's about time we brought this back to continue our efforts in discussing each of the MCU films in turn, now finishing before our NEW deadline of Avengers 4. That should be fine. Just fine. Quick, let's talk Thor!

  • We really need to talk again about Transformers: The Last Knight

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 17th July 2017

    This year has seen the first female-led superhero movie, two Apocalypse Now inspired monkey movies, a curtain call for Logan, a launch of Universal's Dark Universe, and the return of Cars, Captain Jack, Renton and Xander Cage. And yet there's only one film I can't get out of my head right now.

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 21st June 2017

    Michael Bay finally did it: he exploded history. Not content with retconning the dinosaurs in the last part of his ever-growing Transformers universe, Bay has now officially changed the course of human history. The Last Knight not only rewrites Arthurian legend (myth, history, whatever), it puts an Autobot spin on World War II, the mystery of Stonehenge and even Stephen Hawking, via scenes that stretch from the depths of outer space to the bottom of the ocean. It's a miracle there isn't a scene where we find out Jesus was a robot too: the Crucifixicon. It is, I shouldn't have to say but will, an extraordinary payload of absolute horseshit: a Buster Gonad-style wheelbarrow of bollocks that will leave you flabbergasted as to how incoherent, lazy and contemptuous it is. I should say, however, that I haven't laughed so much in a cinema in years.

  • Your easy flowchart guide to Westworld plot twists

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 3rd December 2016

    Heard tell on social media that there's a huge twist coming in Westworld? Whichever character it involves, allow us to simplify it for you.

  • Five other Marvel spin-offs in which the most interesting person just left

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 19th May 2014

    In Marvel's Agent Carter, announced last week as a star vehicle for the quite splendid Hayley Atwell, Peggy Carter must "balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life - Steve Rogers". You've got to hand it to them: they're confident enough that we're on board with their 14 movies a year that they'll try a TV series where the most interesting person has just nipped out to the shops. Here's five more they've got in the pipeline.

  • Hitchcock

    Movie Review | Matt | 9th February 2013

    No one can deny that Psycho is one of the most groundbreaking, evocative horror movies ever made, so just think of the exciting story behind the business decisions involved in filming it. All that dramatic paperwork, all those engrossing lighting set-ups, the thrilling process of rewriting script drafts. And imagine that incredible, never-saw-it-coming twist ending when the movie definitely gets made.

  • Films on TV round-up: ITV's fiendish masterplan

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 24th July 2011

    Someone at ITV's had a Eureka moment. "I've got it! We must start showing great films! But then we must show their increasingly poor sequels throughout the same week so that people's memory of the original is steadily soured! Start with a good idea then pump enough cheap, tacky shit into it that it becomes an artless, unrelenting cash-cow! For is that not the ITV way?"

  • The Rite

    Movie Review | Matt | 23rd February 2011

    You have to wonder why, after the release of The Exorcist, anyone has ever bothered to make another exorcism movie. It's like somebody now making a film about a theme park filled with dinosaurs - it's been done to its fullest extent already. And yet exorcism films continue to be churned out on an annual basis. Can The Rite add anything new to the ‘demonic possession' oeuvre? Erm… well, there's Anthony Hopkins…

  • The Wolfman

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th February 2010

    The problem with werewolf movies is, by nature, they're inherently silly. Everyone believes in ghosts. The mythology of vampires is such that it can be manipulated for several audiences. But werewolves? Hairy dudes busting out of their pants and howling at the moon? A violent puberty metaphor? You can't play that straight and expect to get away with it.